San Diego Comic-Con 2016 is set to be a huge event for all comic book and movie fans, but for DC fans in particular there are two major movies to look out for: David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, which is out next month, and Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, which is set for release next summer and will see Gal Gadot (Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice) take center stage as the Amazonian warrior.
Wonder Woman takes place a century prior to the events of Batman V Superman, during the First World War, and will follow a younger and more naive version of Diana Prince as she explores the world outside of Themyscira, finding romance along the way with classic comic book love interest Steve Trevor (Chris Pine).
As part of a special Comic-Con issue, Entertainment Weekly (via CBM) has shared a few new stills from Wonder Woman, including a look behind the scenes as Jenkins directs Gadot on shield-holding technique, a still of Diana and Steve in the woods, a cool image of Wonder Woman drawing her sword, and a promo shot of her with her wrist shields crossed (which, as we know from Batman V Superman, is an extremely powerful defensive stance). Check out the images below.
Wonder Woman’s fighting outfit appears to be the same as her Batman V Superman costume, but (as we’ve seen in previous images) she’s using a different sword and shield in this origin story. Perhaps her weapons get lost at some point in this movie, or perhaps she simply decided to change things up at some point during the “century of horrors” that follows the First World War.
Jenkins’ previous works include the true-life thriller Monster, for which lead actress Charlize Theron won an Oscar in 2004, and a couple of episodes of crime drama The Killing. She was originally attached to direct Thor: The Dark World, but left the project due to creative differences, so Wonder Woman will be her first comic book movie. The film also stars Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright and Florence Kasumba as members of Themyscira’s Amazonian nation, and Saïd Taghmaoui and Ewan Bremner as Steve’s fellow soldiers.
Suicide Squad is scheduled to arrive in theaters on August 5, 2016; Wonder Woman is slated for release on June 2, 2017; followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; an untitled DC film on November 1, 2019;Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash is currently without a release date.
Source: Entertainment Weekly (via CBM)